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The it department installed a 32bit win7 on the I7 machine they are giving me. I saw several questions asking here whether it is possible, which i now is the case, but I am still no clear about the prices.
Will the os or the programs I install, somehow use only part of the resources of the machine? Will I pay in performance for not having a 64bit os?
My RAM is 4gb and I plan to expand it to 6 or 8
p.s. The 32bit os is already installed. So I am not asking what is generally better to do, but what are the prices and whether they worth bothering the IT to reinstall
edit: the question here 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems relates to 64bit vs 32bit hardware and alsow touches the question of 32bit programs on a 64bti hardware. But it does not address the specific issue I ask here about: 32bit os on a 64bit architecture